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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Record traffic around Paris as second French lockdown begins

[BBC NEWS] Traffic around Paris hit record levels just hours before a new national lockdown came into force across France. Jams stretched to a cumulative 430 miles (700 km) in the Ile-de-France region early on Thursday evening, local media reported. Lockdown measures came into force at midnight on Friday (23:00 GMT) to tackle spiralling Covid […]

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After New York Times story on Chicago loan schemes, Trump blames city ‘politicians,’ says he is ‘smart guy’

[Chicago Sun-Times] Trump is on the defensive after the New York Times story about how he avoided loan payments and taxes on his Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave. WASHINGTON – A day after the New York Times story about President Donald Trump’s Chicago hotel and tower financial woes — and how he outmaneuvered […]

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Justin Turner of Los Angeles Dodgers pulled from World Series after positive COVID-19 test

[ESPN] Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner tested positive for COVID-19 and was pulled from the team’s World Series-clinching 3-1 win in Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed the positive test after the game, telling Fox: “It’s a bittersweet night for us.” Turner was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before coming out […]

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Bitcoin Approaches Highest Level Since Post-Bubble Crash in 2018

[Bloomberg] Largest cryptocurrency has surged almost 30% in OctoberJPM Coin said to be used soon for the first time by a customerBitcoin is approaching levels not seen since just after the burst of the cryptocurrency market bubble almost three years ago. The biggest digital token by market value rose as much as 4.8% to $13,638 […]

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Why You Should Stop Using Your Facebook Messenger App

[Forbes, Getty Images] If you’re one of the billion-plus people using Facebook Messenger, then you’d be well-advised to switch to an alternative. Unlike its Facebook stablemate WhatsApp, Messenger is missing the critical security required to protect your content from prying eyes. Everything you send on Messenger passes through Facebook servers to which it has access. […]

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PayPal’s New Service Is A $50 Billion Stimulus Check For Bitcoin

[Forbes, Getty Images] OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FINTECH SNARK TANK PayPal announced that it has been granted a conditional Bitlicense by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). The license will enable PayPal to launch a new service that will enable its customers to: Buy, hold, and sell cryptocurrency (initially Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, […]

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I’ve made thousands of dollars a month in passive income for the past 5 years: Here’s how

[CNBC] When I got laid off from my job in 2015, I promised myself that I’d do whatever it took to become my own boss and never go back to a full-time job. It was a goal that came with many brainstorm sessions and lots of Excel spreadsheets. In the end, I not only wanted to make […]

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First large-scale US Covid-19 vaccine trial reaches target enrollment of 30,000 participants

(CNN) Moderna, the first company to start US clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, on Thursday finished enrolling all 30,000 of its participants. All 30,000 have received their first shot, and most of them have also received the required second shot. The company’s president says it’s now on track to apply to the US Food […]

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My parents lived by 4 money rules that helped them buy land, give back to their community, and retire comfortably without debt

[Business Insider] My parents had four pillars that guided their financial decisions: invest in yourself, spend according to your values, march to the beat of your own drum, and give back to your community.These pillars helped them buy land and maintain a working farm that fed our family, grow their money through low-cost investing in […]

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I created a ‘do not spend for 2 years’ fund, and financial experts shared 5 places to keep it to earn the most interest

[Business Insider] I created a “do not spend for two years” fund — money that I want to use down the road to start a new business venture or pay for my honeymoon.In the meantime, I want to earn the most interest possible, so I got some advice from financial experts.They recommended a CD, a […]

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